Human-Systems Integration: From Virtual to Tangible

1st Edition

Guy Andre Boy

CRC Press
January 27, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367357733 - CAT# 326884

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This book is a follow-up of previous contributions in Human-Centered Design and practice in the development of virtual prototypes that requires progressive operational tangibility toward Human-Systems Integration (HSI). The book discusses flexibility in design and operations, tangibility of software-intensive systems, virtual human-centered design, increasingly-autonomous complex systems, Human-Factors and Ergonomics of sociotechnical systems, and systems of systems integration.

This is an attempt to better formalize a systemic approach to HSI. Good HSI is a matter of maturity… it takes time to mature. It takes time for a human being to become autonomous, and then mature! HSI is a matter of human-machine teaming, where human-machine cooperation and coordination are crucial. We cannot think engineering design without considering people and organizations that go with it. We also cannot think new technology, new organizations and new jobs without considering change management, especially in digital organizations.

The book will be of interest to industry, academia, those involved with systems engineering, human factors and the broader public.


  • Discusses flexibility in design and operations of complex systems 
  • Offers tangibility of software-intensive systems 
  • Presents virtual human-centered design 
  • Covers autonomous complex systems 
  • Provides human factors and ergonomics of sociotechnical systems